My wife and I have visited many B&B's in all parts of Wisconsin. The Garden Gate ranks as one of our best experiences. The rooms are exceptionally clean, the breakfasts included an appetizer, a great entree with flavorful ingredients and homemade yummy desserts. During our two night stay, we were too full to even eat the dessert at the table. Our wonderful innkeeper, Robin, packaged them up in foil for an afternoon snack while we toured Door County. Our room had full cable TV with access to Netflix. In the hallway are two refrigerators for use by guests. It was nice to stay in a B&B where the innkeeper is friendly and takes a genuine interest in visiting with people. When we arrived Robin showed us a plaque that she said she lives by: we came as strangers but leave as friends. She is truly a five star inkeeper.
It was a good one. I think! Robin does a lot for being just one person. The food is delicious! Our breakfasts for the weekend all came in these crème brûlée dishes. The room was cozy and the bathtub was everything we had hoped for! Robin was friendly and we felt comfortable having breakfast in her home and with others.
Things that make this a 4 star instead of a five star:
bedding and sheets aren’t cleaned between nights which is something you should be prepared for if you’re used to hotels.
The house is clearly old, and marketed as so, but the fit and feel of the doors (Lavender Room) was unexpected. Maybe that’s just how they were back then, but privacy is one thing that b&bs need to do extra so patrons feel safe. But yeah anyway.
I never found a DVD player to watch the dvds that were out in the hallway. I’m not saying that it wasn’t there, just that I couldn’t find it, and we explored the room quite a bit.
Our lighter didn’t have oil in it.
Maybe a little more variety in meals? I left wishing we had a waffle or pancake (as basic as that sounds).
That was our experience. House is beautiful, wish we spent more time in and around the house to appreciate it more.
We had a wonderful time staying at the Garden Gate while in town for a wedding. Upon arrival, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality which extended through our entire stay. Our room was very comfortable and the bed was excellent!
The best part of our stay was of course breakfast every morning cooked by Robin. We enjoyed meeting others and chatting while eating incredible breakfast. Robin clearly pours her heart and soul into this inn- you would be silly not to stay here!
Robin was an amazing host. Enter her home to fresh baked muffins. The Lavender Room was the best, hot tub and all. If you have never been to a B&B you must try it. This is the one for the Door County area.
We stayed at Garden Gate for a quick couple's getaway in Door County. Robin is a wonderful host. She is incredibly kind and really cares about her guests having a great stay. Her breakfast is absolutely delicious and filling. We stayed in the Lavender room and it was so cute and cozy with a nice balcony for morning coffee. We will definitely stay here again :)